Phillip Cole

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  1. Phillip Cole

    Request for judging sheet

    James Elliot, VP of Judging PO Box 723 Yorktown, VA 23692 The names and contact information for the national officers can be found in Antique Automobile magazine.
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    Well done. Great show!
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    Aftermarket guages are not original and have a three point max deduction each. That falls to the interior judge to decide.
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    Help with Modern Car Problem

    It does sound like a sensor, but... First things first, talk to the dealership service manager. If that doesn't help, talk to the general manager. This should never have gone on this long. I've had three members of my family who managed dealerships. They would have been appalled by this.
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    Trade advice,comments

    More like avocadoes and pumpkins. If the other guy has always wanted an MGB and you would like to have the Model A.... I've owned a B and driven both, enjoyed both but for my own subjective reasons. How does your Buick come into this mix?
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    Re-production license plates

    NC does not require submission of a YOM tag for registration. If you use a YOM tag you are required to carry a current tag (with current sticker) in the car and show it when requested. Also, NC does not require front tags. The AACA regions in NC have had good friends in our state legislators for several years, and we are thankful.
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    Indian Head Gasket Cement

    Uh oh! That means no more Mary Janes, Sweethearts, or Squirrel Nut Zippers, too! 🤤
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    Questions about VIN numbers and trim tags

    Mr Harwood has given you a good view of the circumstances surrounding our guidelines. Now, please read the following from the Guidelines: "The objective of AACA judging is to evaluate an antique vehicle, which has been restored to the same state as the dealer could have prepared the vehicle for delivery to the customer. This includes any feature, option or accessory shown in the original factory catalog, parts book, sales literature, or company directives for the model year of the vehicle. AACA accepts motorized vehicles 25 years old or older, which were built in factories and specifically designed and manufactured for transportation use on public roadways and highways." Note that we "evaluate" and the the vehicle can have "any feature" that can be factory documented. It is the owner's responsibility to restore the vehicle authentically. The team captain can ask for documentation if the team has questions. I have judged in several marque meets and can tell you that AACA judging stands up pretty well. Not all VIN and cowl tags tell you everything about drive trains and options. In fact, I have seen a marque judged muscle car recently with a faked cowl tag and options which were not available that year. The back seat was full of trophies. We do the best we can....
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    Mini-Lindy Toy Cars Ever hear of them?

    Sixties through eighties plasic kit cars. Basically, a Match Box contemporary. Kelogg used to offer them two for fifty cents to sell cereal. The models from the sixties usually have a Buy It Now price of $20 plus. I'm guessing the most valuable one in your group is the VW dune buggy (?)...
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    Biggest new car per peaves

    Sounds like most of us have aged out at least in spirit of the target market for car manufacturers today.
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    Caption this photo....

    Do these tires make my trunk look too big?
  12. The Southeastern National Spring Meet at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will be April 7th. The deadline to show and/or judge has been extended to March 21st. Remember free Charlotte Autofair (April 5-8) tickets will be provided for registered owners/judges
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    Media Center @ 2 pm
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    We judge on pavement in Charlotte. 😁 Matt, apparently no one knows the Hershey weather rule... 😞 The Speedway has a lot of new events planned for this Saturday, including a burnout contest and a drifting exhibit.
  15. Now that we are judging/evaluating cars from the late 80s and early 90s, how is HPOF evaluating cars where the factory gave an extended warranty for prematurely fading and peeling paint? I know GM offered this for dealers to respond to the numerous customer complaints in 1993. In other words are warranty replacements, re-paints full or partial, and/or restorations performed by dealers acceptable?
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    HPOF: Extended Paint Warranty from the Factory?

    I had a white 90 Buick on which the roof peeled. I don't think the dealers gave any documentation. Never occurred to them.
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    Thanks for offering them. I'm putting the 89 back in HPOF at Charlotte. When will you arrive?
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    Nice cars! I'll stop by. I'll be at the AACA Meet Tent each day. The start/finish line is prime property! You should do well. When will you arrive?
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    2018 NC Region Spring Meet

    James, the sign up forms should go out to HNR members soon. See you there!
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    Okay, Matt and Roger (and anyone else with that sticker), In my defense my team does not handle the Cruise-in, but I did track this issue down this morning. When you registered for the meet there was a line you could check for Cruise-in parking at no cost. (Free parking right at the Speedway entrance and beside the show field , what a bargain!) The cruise-in team assumed that the persons who checked that box would know what it was for. The owners and judges mailings for the Meet, which my team did send last week, did have maps. The Meet map works for the Cruise-in, as well. And you would have received Autofair tickets for the Meet. As Matt observed, the flyer (and my post above) gives you the info. you need. Sorry for the confusion... The Cruise-in sticker is basically a parking sticker for those who requested it. If you have a problem when you get there, tell the Cruise-in team to ask me what's going on! While I'm at it the dark yellow (?) judges stickers are also for parking. That parking is right next to the AACA tent at the show field. On Saturday, another team (we got teams...) will be directing judges parking. Also, the white stickers for AACA Officials is for parking all week next to the Meet tent. Mel and the HNR Board work hard to improve your experience at Autofair, the Meet, the Cruise-in, etc. At the same time we're trying to keep thousands of vendors, 150,000 attendees, and the Speedway happy.
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    Thanks, Matt. I'll check with the HNR office and see what happened.
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    The Cruise-in is Thursday and Friday near the AACA Tent at the front of the Speedway (called the Fanfair area by the Speedway next to Speedway front entrance sign). Autofair opens at 8 a.m. The Cruise-in team will be there to show you where to park. Roger, by "card" do you mean a window sticker? Did you get tickets to Autofair and a Cruise-in letter, as well?
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    Southeastern National Spring Meet, April 7

    It's in the mail...
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    If you're having a slow day.......

    Hey Wayne, Let's fire up the Way Back Machine and find one of those 400 point $15000 cars mentioned in one of the early posts!
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    Tag Question

    The two major components of AACA judging are Authenticity and Condition. Sounds like your MS. tag is fine if, like Matthew advised, it has no condition issues.